COUNTRY blues and ragtime, hokum, jug band and rural music of the ‘American Deep South ‘ will fill the air when Italian duo Veronica Sbergia & Max De Bernardi play an Anglesey gig.

The pair play music from the 20’s and 30’s reinterpreting great songs by the likes of Big Bill Broonzy, Memphis Minnie, Jimmie Rodgers, Sidney Bechet, Lucille Bogan, Bo Carter and the Delmore Brothers, in their own unique style.

Max and Veronica will be making an appearance at the Victoria Hotel in Menai Bridge on Tuesday, June 25.

Using strictly acoustic instruments such ukulele, washboard, kazoo, mandolin and resophonic guitars, Max and Veronica’s passionate interpretation of American popular music from the early years of the last century has won them acclaim worldwide.

The couple like to keep this precious musical heritage alive, faithfully reproducing its original sound whilst playing it with a modern twist.

In 2013 they won the European Blues Challenge and in 2015 they were selected for the International Blues Challenge in Memphis.

Only a few weeks ago, they won an Italian Blues Award. The duo have toured Austria, Belgium, USA, France, Switzerland, Hungary, Norway, Spain, Germany, Scotland, England, Poland, Romania and Italy.

The pair say they are very much looking forward to a return visit to Wales. On seeing the duo live recently noted producer Mike Vernon said: “Very uplifting music...if you get the chance to see this duo in concert, take it! Both hip and cool and highly entertaining.”

The doors open at 8pm, and tickets are available from Palas Print in Caernarfon and Mudshark Records in Bangor.